The Woman Left Behind - Linda Howard

The Woman Left Behind

By Linda Howard

  • Release Date: 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 1,029 Ratings


Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it is very cool, even for Washington, D.C. She likes being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room...

But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she’s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-Teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is that she isn’t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun . . . or else she’ll be out of a job.

Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn’t have much confidence in Jina—whom he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice—making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What’s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-Team leader can’t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth . . . or the building chemistry and tension between them.

Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-Teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi’s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, and the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew before they’re exfiltrated from the country.

But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he’s fallen for. He’s bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.


  • A great read.

    By Jae-ef
    Enjoyed every bit, suspense and all!!
  • The Woman Left Behind

    By JodyCats
    Loved the spunky woman main character. Loved the story. Interesting, fast paced, mystery, and the raw human emotions. The story had everything. Sad that I finished it!
  • Loved it

    By YoloSanTan
    Probably the best book from Linda Howard I’ve read yet. Needs a sequel!
  • Perfect

    By Ms. Fabulous 1
    Linda Howard never fails!!
  • Deliciously good

    By Freddy's Mommy
    Deliciously good! The sexual tension between Levi and Jina is heart melting! Well rounded characters. Fell in love with all the men. Loved everything about this book.
  • Fantastic Read

    By Rbeverett
    I’ve read most of Linda Howard’s books and by far this is my favorite. It grabs your interest from the very beginning of the book to the very end. You will not be disappointed.
  • The Woman Left Behind

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    Linda Howard doesn’t know how to write a bad book. One of my very favorite authors. A very good story, even though I am not much for military stories it was fast paced, exciting, and had well written characters . I promise you won’t be bored.
  • Best book ever!!

    By yadira.o
    I was in love with the story..... I loved how the story developed how she went through a lot not giving up OMG I can’t still believed I finished the book 😭 I wished the story was longer I wanted to know more about the Go-team and what the future could look like. Although, I loved the development of the story the ending felt in a hurry it definitely had more potential for Bebe’s and Ace’s future together. Totally recommend this book if you love romance and somewhat suspense and most of all military training😁 it totally motivates you to do something.
  • The Woman Left Behind

    By Snow Chick 2
    Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. The interaction between the team members made this an excellent read. Jina’s smart mouth added just the right amount of humor. The writing style flowed and made it easy to follow.
  • Roxy11

    By Ink11
    Loved this book! The dialogue between Jina and the team members kept me turning the page to see what would happened next. Her sassy mouth made me laugh out loud several times. I liked that Jina and Levi both had there faults but were perfect together. Will definitely read again.